XLN Audio presents Addictive Keys - a powerful music production and songwriting software setting a new standard for virtual keyboard instruments. Available late August 2012.
There's been many late nights working with this new product of ours and we were a bit tired yesterday and unfortunately uploaded the wrong version of the video and it managed to spread before we went public with it.
The sound and sync on that video wasn't right.
We've now uploaded the RIGHT version of the same video and I hope you like it.
More info about Addictive Keys will follow the coming weeks.
Addictive Keys will be available late August.
So you guys went back into the midi file and clamped the velocities at 100 max?
XLN drums are a BEAST my favorite VSTi, my only issue ever with them is the same as what I heard on this initial video...velocities over about 110 blister out sonically, almost like they should shift their mapping towards the other, softer end of the spectrum. Anyone who has used XLN drums probably experienced this with their snares as well.
That being said, STAND UP COMPANY, will be trying this out when its available>
I bought ezkeys from toontrack, but never use it as the piano sound is mediocre compared to my other piano libraries, and it's USP, which is the plugin's chord sequencer, is a pain to use as it resets every time you import new midi into it. If this has a sequencer with chord transpose which works then I would be interested.
On their site, it says '3' instruments on the addictive Keys..
Me thinks Piano, Rhodes and Wurlitzer is what they are going to have....
That could be a nice little package as a work horse as I love XLN drums myself. Thoughts?
You have probably already heard, but the Addictive Keys product was released on 28 August. If you demo it and decide you might want to buy, please check out one of the XLN Audio discount dealers (like us ) You can see our discount price here: Addictive Keys, Studio Collection
The Studio Collection bundle includes:
The Addictive Keys engine
At first I thought, yeah another Steinway, whatever ...... So I downloaded the free version about an hour ago. NOW I CAN'T STOP PLAYING IT!
Addictive indeed! The thing is I don't need another piano VI or do I?! I may be 50 bucks lighter by tonite lol
I beta tested this plug in and fell in love with it from the beginning i couldn't wait to buy it. Now I just need them to add a wurlitzer pack and maybe a clavinet. This is my go to piano/keyboard studio
Just downloaded the demo..and, I'm gonna say this lib is second best to Ivory.
Hmm, I'm working on a record right now with half the songs recorded on a real Steinway B in a recording studio in Berlin. For the rest of the songs I've been trying a few virtual piano instruments and I bought Ivory II specifically for this production - I'm totally disappointed with Ivory! The tuning of the instruments, especially the Steinway and the Boesendorfer is far from perfect.
I pulled up the demo of the new Addictive Keys Steinway - tweaked the sound a little bit - and it was hard to tell the difference from the real Steinway when you listen to it in the song. I'm sold.